Any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Weigela of Asia, especially W. florida, widely cultivated for its pink, white, or red flowers.
Any of a genus (Weigela) of shrubs of the honeysuckle family, with clusters of bell-shaped flowers; esp., a widely cultivated species (W. florida) with dark red flowers.
(botany) Any plant of the genus Weigela.
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Origin of weigela
- New Latin genus name after Christian Ehrenfried Weigel (1748–1831), German physician
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition